Outstanding Public Service

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Jeanette Bax-Kurtz
, CPA | Mueller Prost LC
Shareholder and Director of Not-for-Profit and Regulatory Services

This award honors members who have made a difference to the community through their commitment to public service. Nominees are evaluated for their contributions to and impact on the community; diversity of service activities over an extended period of time; and level of leadership, innovation, initiative and involvement.


Jeanette Bax-Kurtz’s has earned a well-deserved reputation for helping not-for-profits surpass all expectations in meeting their goals and fulfilling their missions.  Her generosity is essentially limitless, as she volunteers more than 700 hours per year personally and professionally to countless charitable organizations in her local community as well as around the world.

Just to name a small fraction of those she has served, Jeanette volunteers as a finance committee member for both the Alzheimer’s Association and the Oasis Institute, president of the Belleville Diocese Finance Council, treasurer of the Pujols Family Foundation, board member of Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, and advisory board member for Eagle Bank.  She also assists a multitude of other not-for-profits in areas such as board training, software analysis, corporate structure, government relations, compensation issues, multistate issues, audit readiness, sample policies, internal controls, and much more.

Recipients of her efforts describe her as being a trusted visionary and leader adept at building teams of people who are passionate about seeing lives changed; as a mentor and role model for women who have a desire to succeed against the odds; and as using every available platform to raise awareness for the issues she cares deeply about.

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